Saturday, May 13, 2017

Cyclone Ella



The last wee we have been busy keeping a eye on the Cyclone Ella that was heading our way.
Searov was put on our cyclone mooring & everything was made as safe as possible in preparation.

Yesterday, the good news was received that Ella was heading north of us & was now a Cat 1 so we are finally out of danger, this was a huge sigh of relief to everyone as people are still living in tents in some of the villages after cyclone Winston last year.

Tomorrow we will bring Searov back to the dock & hopefully be able to charters again later in the week.

Some photos taken yesterday, as the weather cleared up.






Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Savusavu Fishing


                                                 
                                           Andrew


                                               Alex


On Saturday we finally put Searov back in the water for her usual checks & anti fouling, so took her out on Sunday for her first charter

A young couple been married a week from the USA.  Today we had just a slight swell but they were coping with it,

About 15mins into fishing one reel went reeling out & out the back we could see this Marlin jumping, well the usual panic happened then Heather got into the chair to play her fish.  For a small person she did remarkably well it took her 50 mins to get it to the boat.

As it swam alongside the boat Terry said it was probably only about 80 kg so we should release it, Heather was in agreement so after a few photos it was let go.
Not too long after the reel went off this time Andrew was in the chair & it wasn't long till we had a nice Wahoo on board.

Today we had a couple from Russia, normally in these rough conditions we wouldn't have gone out, but there was happy to go & have fished all over the world so were use to these conditions.
We ended up with 2 Wahoo & 1 Mahimahi, which wasn't too bad for the conditions.

Hope this weather calms down a little so we can get out again. it has been blowing 20 knots since we came home!